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Fantasy Football Rankings Week 8: Steven Jackson and 3 RBs Asked to Do Too Much

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 23:   Steven Jackson #39 of the St. Louis Rams runs the ball against the Dallas Cowboys at the Cowboy Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  The Cowboys defeated the Rams 34 to 7.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Kyle SkovCorrespondent IIOctober 30, 2011

With the bye week and key players being bruised up, fantasy football lineups have been tough for some to put together.

The stars that are in place on any given roster are more than likely being asked to carry the burden and put up points to bring the team to victory.

Here are three RBs that are being asked just to do too much this weekend.


Steven Jackson

Sam Bradford is out. This means that any shot that the Rams have of winning against the New Orleans Saints falls upon his shoulders.

Jackson has been putting up good numbers against great defenses for most of the season, but it is going to stop against New Orleans.

Do not expect the production of a normal Steven Jackson week because the Saints know they can target and plan around him.


Alfonso Smith

Beanie Wells is out and the Cardinals have to turn to Alfonso Smith to patch together a running game for them.

In a normal week, picking up Smith after Wells went down would be a good move, but Smith is not going to light up your fantasy team or give you any type of boost.

This is not because he is a bad player even though he really is unproven; it is about the fact that he is going to have to produce against the Ravens.


Bernard Scott

Bernard Scott is in a similar fill-in situation as Alfonso Smith.

With Cedric Benson out, the majority of carries have to go to someone else, and that man is Scott.

Scott is an outside runner and the speed that the Seahawks bring from outside should be able to hold Scott at bay.

If points are going to be very hard for you to come by, then Scott is a decent gamble.

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